O'Donnell's Sea Grill
311 Kentlands Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Cuisines: Seafood, American
Open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Sunday 11:30 AM to 9 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Rum buns; clam chowder; Norfolk sampler with shrimp and crab; grilled scallops; crab cakes.
The building that houses O’Donnell’s these days may be only a decade old, but the family’s first seafood restaurant in the area dates back to 1922. Over the years, O’Donnell’s has become known for its rum buns and Norfolk-style seafood—sautéed in butter and finished with tarragon vinegar. We like the Norfolk sampler of jumbo lump crab and shrimp. Beyond that are flavorful bowls of clam chowder, meaty grilled scallops, and very respectable crab cakes.